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February 4th, 2014
Written by Gosia Wozniacka – Associated Press in All About Family with 1 Comment
Federal law now requires that additional services be provided to Native families to prevent unwarranted removal. And it requires that Indian children who are removed be placed whenever possible with relatives or with other Native Americans, in a way that preserves their connection with their tribe, community and relatives.
Adoption practices involving Native American children may come under more scrutiny by the United States Justice Department. A formal request has been made several concerned Native American organizations. Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the...
January 23rd, 2014
Written by Laura Wides-Munoz in All About Family with 0 Comments
National Latino groups are launching voter registrations drive to increase the Latino vote in the 2014 mid-term elections.
National Latino groups are launching a massive voter registration drive with the goal of registering hundreds of thousands of voters in time to participate in the upcoming 2014 mid-term elections. The focus of the drive will be for Latinos who have never registered as well as those turning 18 who will become eligible to vote. Fewer than half of adult Latino citizens voted in the 2012...
January 15th, 2014
Written by Jesse Washington - AP National Writer in All About Family with 2 Comments
In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, two students walk in a hallway at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts, a judge has ruled, but he cautioned work remains to ensure students in the Little Rock area receive a proper education.
Are schools still segregated in Little Rock, where the fight to integrate schools began in 1957, as well as in other cities across the nation? Five decades and $1 billion after an infamous racial episode made Little Rock, Ark., a national symbol of school segregation, the legal fight to ensure that all of its children receive equal access to education is almost over. But many challenges still...
January 9th, 2014
Written by Lynn Elber in All About Family with 0 Comments
The film has been nominated for an Image Award for best motion picture by the NAACP. The 45th NAACP Image Awards will be held on Feb. 22.
Black films nominated for awards, by major associations of the film industry as well as national organizations, will achieve another milestone for minorities in film and entertainment. In a year rich with black-oriented films, nominees for the NAACP Image Awards include "12 Years a Slave" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler." "Fruitvale Station," ''Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Best Man...
January 6th, 2014
Written by Steve Reed - Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
The most disturbing fact of the study is only 37 percent of the schools participating in bowls graduated 66 percent or more of African-American student-athletes. However, 99 percent of those same schools graduated at least 66 percent of white students.
A study has revealed that college bowl teams are graduating white players at a significantly higher percentage than African-American players. The average graduation success rate for African-American football players at the schools participating in college bowl games is 65 percent compared to 84 percent for whites, according to the annual report released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics...


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